Is this the image of progress? Afshan Jafar

In the spirit of TEDxWomen 2012, this week’s TEDxTalks showcase ideas from inspirational women across a range of topics.

“Ideas of what bodies should look like are more oppressive than any item of clothing.”

As western cultures look to social progress and change in developing nations, they celebrate the freedom of women from forced coverings such as the burka. But, as Afshan Jafar warns, freedom of fashion comes with it destructive notions about body image. (Filmed at TEDxConnecticutCollege)

Each week, we choose four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Browse all TEDxTalks here »

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